Children Act 2001
Delegation of certain functions by Minister.
220.—(1) The Minister may, subject to subsection (4), by instrument under his or her hand or seal delegate to a named officer of a specified grade, position or description any function of the Minister under this part specified in the delegation and may revoke the delegation.
(2) A delegation of a function under subsection (1) is without prejudice to the right of the Minister to exercise it.
(3) Every delegated function shall be performed by the delegated officer subject to the general superintendence and control of the Minister and to such limitations (if any) as may be specified by the Minister either in the instrument of delegation or at any time thereafter.
(4) Subsection (1) does not apply to a function conferred on the Minister by sections 163 and 221.
(5) In this section “officer” means an officer of the Minister who is an established civil servant for the purposes of the Civil Service Regulation Act, 1956 .